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I have a 1990 4-runner auto. I need to drain some oil out. i put too much in. Where is the thing i need to drain the oil out of and what tool do i need to use? how much oil should it have in there in total? thanks!

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The drain plug should be on bottem of need some kind of pan to catch the oil in. i wouldnt take the plug all the way out just losen enough to let some drain out. probley going to be a 15cm wrench or sockit and losen bolt

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

  • susanw197 Sep 13, 2010

    Thanks so much! good tip about not taking the plug out all the way - thanks!


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